Nikki’s passion for reptiles began during her schooling years in Queensland, Australia. During her lunch hour, Nikki would practice handling wild frilled-necked lizards in the school playground. This passion for reptiles and in particular Bearded Dragons, has steadily flourished over time.
Nikki became a licenced reptile keeper in 2011. During this time, she has owned various reptile species, beginning with her Centralian Costal Carpet Python (Morelia Bredli). She has also worked with Eastern Long-necked Turtles (Chelodina Longicollis), Eastern Saw-shell Turtle (Wollumbinia Latisernum), Leaf-tailed Geckos (Phyllurus Platurus), Spotted Python (Antaresia Maculosa), Eastern Water Dragon (Physignathus Lesueurii Lesueurii), Pygmy Bearded Dragon (Pogona Henrylawsoni), and Central Bearded Dragons (Pogona Vitticeps).
Nikki’s labour of love is breeding high quality Central Bearded Dragons at Joshie’s Dragons. She specializes in scale types; Normal Scale, Dunner, Leatherback and Leatherback Dunner. Her focus also includes Hypo Citrus colours, in various shades of white, lemon, yellow and orange. Nikki enjoys spending time researching and collaborating with other Bearded Dragon breeders throughout Australia and worldwide. She also dedicates some of her time to coordinating Facebook Groups and Pages with other reputable breeders from Australia. Nikki has always held a passion for writing and is always striving to learn, share and grow.